Are you a fan of Guy Ritchies Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels? What about its all-but-a-remake Snatch? If so, you should probably just rewatch them instead of buying tickets to the writer-directors latest, RockNRolla. Ritchie has not only basically made the same story about British thugs double-crossing each other amidst swirling editing hes already told twice hes made it worse. At least Snatch felt comically inventive. RockNRolla, by contrast, is so unimaginative, it literally steals an extended gag from Snatch that of a seemingly invincible Eastern European thug who survives whatever you throw at him. Gerard Butler replaces Jason Statham as Ritchies heavy here, a charming thug trying to make a dishonest living, but even the actors considerable talents cant make RockNRolla feel fresh (114 min.).
Director: Guy Ritchie
Writer: Guy Ritchie
Producer: Joel Silver, Susan Downey, Steve Clark-Hall and Guy Ritchie
Cast: Gerard Butler, Tom Wilkinson, Thandie Newton, Mark Strong, Idris Elba, Tom Hardy, Toby Kebbell, Jeremy Piven and Chris "Ludacris" Bridges